Having more than one "main guitar"...
I own an Ibanez RG550EX that I really love playing but I am considering another guitar, a beautiful Esp 800-series Strat with a DiMarzio PAF Pro humbucker in bridge and 2 T-Bear '62 single coils in mid and neck position.
The thing is that I don't want to replace my Ibanez but rather "complement" it.
I listen to a lot of different music..
On one side I have Dream Theater, Symphony X, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and a lot in that style.
And on the other side I have Eric Johnson, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Stevie Ray Vaughan and similar artists.
For the first group of artists my Ibanez is just perfect, I love how easy it plays...
But for the second, it doesn't really cut it, I can get very good cleans but I can't get that twangy sound of a strat, neither can I get a lead sound that is as "organic" as a Strat.. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Other thing is cosmetics..when on stage in a bluesbar a Strat looks a bit better..and is more suitable for that kind of music.
Okey, so it seems like I've already made up my mind, my issue is:
Does it really work? Or do you make one of them the favorite anyway and just play one of them? .. I suppose this is individual but maybe someone can tell me about it from experience..
If you would like to see a picture of the beauty just say so and I'll post a pic..